The topic for this month’s Recipe ReDux is “A Spirited ReDux” – From plain Jane vanilla extract to fancy-pants elderflower liqueur, we like to keep a little liquor in the kitchen. Show us how you like to cook, bake or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts and other alcohols. A splash of vodka makes summer sauces shine – and liqueurs brighten desserts: What’s your healthy recipe with spirit?
We have just come through a very cold snap here in South Africa. A few weeks back I posted the “skinny” on hot drinks, highlighting the need to be cautious of decadent hot drinks due to added cream, sugar, flavour syrups or honey. Here is my redux’ed, fuss free vanilla spice steamer drink – ready in a flash and a real tasty treat on chilly nights!
- 1 cup (250ml) fat-free milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 sucrolose sweetener sachet or 2 tablets (to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Combine all ingredients in a small pot. Heat until steaming hot, pour into a 250ml cup and enjoy.
For a little extra “spirit” you could also add a splash of brandy, amarula, whiskey, rum, or cinnamon schnapps…